The blood test will detect this hormone usually just a couple of days after implantation has occured, or within about 10 days after having sex and getting pregnant.
The urine test, on the other had, lags by several days and is usually not positive until after two weeks.
How soon can a blood test detect pregnancy?
A blood test can also detect hCG. Blood tests are more sensitive than urine tests and may detect pregnancy from about six days to eight days after ovulation. However, your GP won’t suggest a blood test for pregnancy until after your period is due, and only if there is a medical need.
Can a regular blood test detect pregnancy?
Blood tests are done in a doctor’s office. They can pick up hCG earlier in a pregnancy than urine tests can. Blood tests can tell if you are pregnant about six to eight days after you ovulate. Quantitative blood test (or the beta hCG test) measures the exact amount of hCG in your blood.
Can a pregnancy test be positive at 2 weeks?
Your body begins to produce HCG after you conceive. If you get a positive test result on the first day of your missed period, it’s probably about 2 weeks since you conceived. More sensitive tests may be able to confirm that you’re pregnant from as early as around 8 days after conception.
What should hCG levels be at 2 weeks?
Standard hCG levels
|Pregnancy week||Standard hCG range|
|4 weeks||5–426 mIU/mL|
|5 weeks||18–7,340 mIU/mL|
|6 weeks||1,080–56,500 mIU/mL|
|7–8 weeks||7,650–229,000 mIU/mL|
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